Birmingham, AL -- In its annual report on the best careers for the coming year, U.S. News & World Report included the following professions that are represented among the training programs in the UAB School of Health Professions (SHP): Health Policy Analyst, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Physician Assistant. Click here to read the entire article on USNews.com.
In a separate report on “Ahead of the Curve Careers,” the organization recognized Health Information Specialist/Manager as one of the relatively new careers that is already viable and poised for tremendous growth. Specifically, the article discusses the value of a health information management undergraduate degree and/or a master’s degree in health information management or health informatics.
Another area of growth mentioned is in the area of behavioral genetics, with the dawn of the age of clinical genomics. The School of Health Professions has received approval to establish a graduate-level genetic counseling program, which blends knowledge of human genetics with counseling to produce an individual who is equipped to help individuals understand health and medical options that are available for specific genetic disorders that may occur because of the presence of particular genes in their DNA.
To learn more about “Ahead of the Curve Careers” click here to view the article on USNews.com.
For more information on the health professions careers available through the UAB School of Health Professions academic training programs, visit the SHP web site at: www.uab.edu/shp or click here to go directly to the list of SHP academic programs.
Posted: February 19, 2009